Sleep Hygeine

The habits that help you get a good night's sleep is called sleep hygiene. The habits that can help you are, limiting daytime naps, sleeping and getting up at a fixed time every day, avoiding caffeinated drinks before bedtime, avoiding fatty foods at night, and exercise.

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Can ayurvedic supplements help in gaining weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to gain weight. Is there any ayurvedic weight gain supplement? Can I take Nutrigain? Please help me,  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nutrigain is a herbal product, you can use it to gain weight. Weight gain or loss depends on your appetite. If your appetite is not good, then whatever you eat, it will never increase your weight. Yoga and exercise can regulate your metabolism and it will be able to incre...  Read Full »

Is there any side effect of taking Ponnavarai chooranam consistently?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from constipation, and I tried a lot of tablets for this problem. I started taking Ponnavarai Choornam from a month. Can I take Ponnavarai Choornam continuously? Is there any side effects? When I take this, I have pain around my stomach. I am afraid to take it because I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. Ponnavarai Choorana is a Siddha medicine, and it is used in many diseases including constipation. If you are having severe stomach pain while taking this, then stop taking this. As you are taking it continuously, your intestine will get habitual, ...  Read Full »

Does Shankhpushpi help to tackle depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking allopathic antidepressants since two years now, and I want to try ayurvedic medications for the same. How can I change it? I want to take Shankhpushpi now. Can I take only ayurvedic medicine, or should I take both?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have been taking medications for depression from past two years, it is not advisable to quit medicine immediately or shift from allopathic to ayurvedic. Instead, start ayurvedic medicine along with allopathic medication. After some time, when you start getting r...  Read Full »

I suffer from knee pain and stomach upset. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old female, who weighs 65 kg and I am 5.2 feet tall. I am having a lot of pain in my knees, and my stomach is always upset. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your height and weight, your BMI (body mass index) is 26.42. The normal BMI should be between 18.5 to 24.9. So, the knee pain may be due you being overweight. So, try to reduce your weight. If due to excess pain, you cannot do exercise, ...  Read Full »

Can I use drugs to induce sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from glomerular kidney disease. I am facing sleepless nights for more than one to two months. Shall I use drugs to get sleep?  Read Full »


Dr. Kahlil Subramanian. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You try to exclude diet such as white flour products, sugar, tea, coffee, chocolates, cola, fatty foods, fried foods, excessive use of salt and strong condiments. Breakfast should contain fresh fruits, dried fruits and whole cereals. Lunch should consist of ...  Read Full »

How to stop by 9 year old son from bedwetting?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9 year old son has a problem with bedwetting. He does it around two to three times a week. Kindly suggest some treatment. My 5 year old daughter is suffering from cold, cough and stomach pain sometimes. Please suggest a few medications for her. Thank you in advance.  Read Full »


Dr. Shilpa Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For son, During the night, when exactly does your son passes urine? Is it immediately once he goes to bed or sometime in between? Does he feel chiller during the night? Or does he enjoy summer? I would advise you not to give him any liquid diet one to two hours bef...  Read Full »

Is there an ayurvedic remedy for vitamin D deficiency and body pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have vitamin D deficiency. The test report says that the count is 2 ng/mL. I had an oil massage last week. Now I have joint pain, tiredness and I get depressed very soon. Is it related to the body massage? Is there any cure for it in ayurveda?  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 27. This suggests that your weight is more than normal. You need to reduce your weight. Obesity also leads to low level of vitamin D in blood and increases j...  Read Full »

My mood changes from time to time. Is this schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting tingling sensation in my head and my perception changes. Sometimes I feel fine but sometime depressed and anxious. This process goes on in a cycle and I feel very difficult to continue my life like this. I do not have any motivation and there is no sense of pleasure. I am alw...  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not worry by diagnosing yourself. Kindly answer the questions given below. What is your age and profession? How about your family? What is your hobby? Are you on any medication now? How is your sleep and day-to-day activities? Do you get any illusion? Revert ba...  Read Full »

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